He is editor of Terror Australis: Best Australian Horror; co-author (with Dr Van Ikin) The Eternal Yes: The Affirmations of Terry Dowling (forthcoming); author Harlan Ellison/Terry Dowling/Jack Dann: A Bibliographic Checklist; co-author (with S.T. Joshi) H.P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism: A Bibliographical Supplement 1980-84 author, Brian Lumley: A New Bibliography.
He has contributed to various scholarly works on speculative fiction including The Encyclopedia of Supernatural Fiction. Other critical writings and interviews with leading writers in speculative fiction have appeared in Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine, Crypt of Cthulhu, Dagon, Dayspring, E.O.D., FuBar, Masque Noir, Outpost, Severed Head, Shadowplay, Shoggoth, Sirius, Tabula Rasa
and tabula-rasa.com, Talents and Twilit Grotto.
His short stories have appeared in Agog! Fantastic Fiction, Agog! Terrific Tales, Avatar, Bold Action, Phantastique and Pulse of Darkness. Leigh Blackmore has reviewed horror and fantasy fiction for EOD, Galaxy Newsletter, Prohibited Matter, Science Fiction, Shoggoth, Skinned Alive and The Sydney Morning Herald. He formerly co-edited (with Glayne Louise) Mythopoeia: The Newsletter of Dymocks Science Fiction & Fantasy (1995-97) and Terror Australis: The Australian Horror & Fantasy Magazine (with Chris G.C. Sequeira and B.J. Stevens) (1987-92).
He co-founded The Sydney Horror Writers & Artists Society (The Gargoyle Club) and has been NSW Correspondent for Australian SF Writers News, local representative for Horror Writers of America, and a judge
on the annual George Turner Awards for best first sf novel.